Spanish cooking
French writing exercise

La cuisine espagnole

Jean-Luc cooked a Spanish meal for his friends, with mixed results!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to have [someone] for dinner", "tapas", "a croquette", "to struggle more with", "the tortilla", "a disaster", "to happen", "the paella", "saffron", "seafood", "raw (uncooked)", "that's when...", "to admit defeat".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
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How the test works

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I'm having my friends for dinner tonight. I chose to prepare a Spanish meal, because I knew that they would like that. I went online to find tapas recipes. The ham croquettes were easy to make, but I struggled more with the tortilla. I had to make it again! But the real disaster happened when I made the paella! First, I put too much saffron in the rice which turned bright yellow! Then, I added the seafood too late: as a result, it was still raw! That's when I admitted defeat and ordered pizzas. And next time, I'll pick a recipe that I know how to make!

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